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Cats in the Bakery (HR)

from SANCTUM (High​-​resolution) by Frank van Essen


Marlou and myself live in a farmhouse with 8 cats, a dog, 8 goats, chicken and a pond full with fish. The cats will sometimes lie together in a small barn, very peaceful. Until one of them lashes out and the whole thing erupts! This track is kinda inspired by those events...


from SANCTUM (High​-​resolution), released October 25, 2018
Frank van Essen: Solo violins, drums, toms, bodhran, congas, shakers, piano, autoharp, keyboards, programming
Mark Dekkers: Bass guitar
Jan Peter Beijersbergen: Acoustic & electric guitars
Sjoerd Visser: Soprano & alto saxophones, low & high whistles

Composed & arranged by Frank van Essen
Recorded & mixed by Frank van Essen @ StringsAttached Studio, Collendoorn
Mastered by Sander van der Heide @ Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum
Published by Dew Age Publishing

Photography by Bertil van Wieren
Artwork by André Hofsink


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Frank van Essen Collendoorn, Netherlands

"It is extremely rare to find a top class drummer play violin so beautifully. Add to that composer, arranger and producer skills, and you can imagine that the musical result will be somewhat special. Frank van Essen is such a musician. Known for his powerful drumming & violin playing for UK band Iona and his strings for DJ Martin Garrix, he is venturing out into a whole musical world of his own". ... more

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